Starfield update from November 21, 2023

Good news for all Starfield explorers out there! The team at Bethesda has rolled out the update, 1.8.86, and it’s packed with exciting new features and essential fixes. First off, a big shoutout to everyone who joined the Steam Beta and shared their feedback – your insights are invaluable in refining Starfield’s universe.

What’s New in Starfield?

  1. Nvidia DLSS Support: PC gamers, rejoice! This update brings Nvidia DLSS support to the table. For those sporting compatible Nvidia graphics cards, get ready for some cutting-edge enhancements like DLSS Super Resolution, Deep Learning Anti-aliasing (DLAA), Nvidia Reflex Low Latency, and DLSS Frame generation.
  2. Dine as You Discover: By popular demand, the game now lets you consume food and drink items you find in your space travels. Whether you savor those Chunks on the spot or stash them for later is entirely up to you.

Performance and Stability Tweaks

  • Memory issues? Solved! Say goodbye to those frustrating leaks.
  • GPU performance gets a turbo-boost, especially on high-end cards.
  • CPU usage optimization for smoother gameplay, mainly on advanced systems.
  • Overall stability and performance have received a significant lift.

Gameplay Enhancements

  • You can now eat food found in the world – a small but satisfying detail.
  • Stealth mechanics are tweaked for a more forgiving experience.
  • Resolved various quirky bugs – from invisible clothes on NPCs to choppy mouse movements on PC.
  • Improved in-game transitions like Traveling, Grav Jumping, Docking, or Landing.

Graphical Improvements

  • Ultrawide resolution players, ambient occlusion visuals are now fixed.
  • Added options to tweak Brightness and Contrast, including HDR Brightness for Xbox & Windows 11.
  • Ironed out visual glitches related to the new Field of View (FOV) slider.
  • Crowd characters’ eyes now look more realistic.
  • General enhancements in lighting, shadows, terrain, and vegetation.

Quest Fixes

  • Resolved issues in quests like “All That Money Can Buy”, “Blast Zone”, and “Echoes of the Past”.
  • Addressed progression blocks in quests like “Eye of the Storm” and “Grunt Work”.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes in other quests, ensuring smoother gameplay.

This update not only adds exciting new features but also irons out many of the wrinkles that players have experienced. Bethesda’s commitment to enhancing your cosmic journey is evident in every tweak and addition. Get ready to dive back into the vastness of space with an even better Starfield experience! 🌌🚀

We deeply appreciate your ongoing feedback and support for Starfield. Here’s to many more adventures together!